Running Start

Special Event Notice

Special drop-ins for all advisors, March 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Running Start is hosting an information session on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in-person at the Enumclaw campus. Learn more and sign up on the Events page

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment. 

Running Start Information Session 2023
Learn more by viewing our information session video here. Use passcode: GRCRS2023!


Enrollment Dates & Deadlines:


QuarterEVF Priority Processing Date*Enrollment OpensQuarter BeginsEnrollment Deadline
Spring 2023 January 27 February 7 April 3 April 5
Fall 2023 April 28 May 9 September 25 September 27

NEW Students

QuarterAccepting Enrollment Packets Enrollment OpensRS Enrollment Packet DeadlineQuarter Begins
Spring 2023 February 1 February 21 March 22 April 3
Fall 2023 April 1 May 22 Priority - July 3 / Final - September 15  September 25

*Please note that Priority Processing Date means that students who turn in paperwork by this date have the assurance their documents will be processed prior to their enrollment date/time. Students who submit their documents after the priority processing date will be processed as soon as possible, in the order received.

About Running Start

Learn more about the Running Start program here!

Getting Started with Running Start

All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start

Running Start Events

Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops

Running Start Forms

All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students

High School Equivalency Guides

Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students


Advising for all Running Start students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3380
(Do not include ID#)
Visit: Student Affairs & Success Center - SA 135

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Virtual lobby: Zoom 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Masks required for appointments.

Special Hours:

Friday March 24th - Closed
Campus In-Service Day 

Friday April 28th - Open
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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